Jane Austen's World: The Life and Times of England's Most Popular Author

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the world's most popular novelists, a sharp and witty writer whose stories enchant on their own and in numerous film and TV adaptations. Jane Austen's World takes a look at the woman behind the literature, revealing her private life and examining the world she inhabited—a time when England was developing into a colonial power, the Napoleonic Wars raged, and the Regency took hold. No other book truly captures ...
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Overview

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of the world's most popular novelists, a sharp and witty writer whose stories enchant on their own and in numerous film and TV adaptations. Jane Austen's World takes a look at the woman behind the literature, revealing her private life and examining the world she inhabited—a time when England was developing into a colonial power, the Napoleonic Wars raged, and the Regency took hold. No other book truly captures Austen's spirit as well.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781780972879
  • Publisher: Carlton Books
  • Publication date: 2/5/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 407,208
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Maggie Lane is an active committee member of the Jane Austen Society and has written several highly acclaimed books on the author, including Jane Austen and Food (Hambledon Continuum), Jane Austen's England (Robert Hale), and Jane Austen's Family (Robert Hale). She has also appeared on television as a Jane Austen expert.
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  • Posted June 30, 2013

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    'Jane Austen's World: The Life and Times of England's Most Popul

    'Jane Austen's World: The Life and Times of England's Most Popular Author' is a beautiful and insightful look into Jane Austen's life and the England that she would have lived in. In the book, there is a biography of Ms. Austen, along with a time line of her life. The book itself is divided into five chapters, each representing a major factor pertaining to Jane Austen and her life in England. Along with discussing the author, the book details what daily life in England during that time period would have been like, the society and what people believed in and enjoyed - such as art, farming, vacationing, wars, and more. Finally, the last chapter is devoted to the ways that Jane Austen has been immortalized in various films, texts, museums, and many other ways. Along with the text, the book features interesting facts, beautiful illustrations, mementos, and pictures of items from Jane Austen and the period in which she lived. This book is a wonderful and truly fascinating inside look at Jane Austen and what her life in England would have been like. Definitely a must read or even a must have for true Austen fans and those curious about life in historical England and the author's life.

    Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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